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New Beginnings

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a good holiday but isn't it great to get back to normal! I do love this time of year as it gives me the opportunity to have a good clear out and OMG, have I been having a whale of a time......chucking this, chucking they say "out with the old, in with the new"!

It's also nice to get some crafting time in as well and the challenge on Stamp Something this week is "New Somethings". I've chosen to make a New Year card for a friend of mine in Canada and have kept to one of my New Year's Resolutions by using this High Hopes stamp which hadn't seen ink......just love the expression on Baby New Year's face!

Stamps: High Hopes, Papertrey Ink

Colouring: Promarkers

Papers: Bo Bunny, My Minds Eye, K & Co

Extras: Sewing Machine, Woodware Punch, SU Jumbo Eyelets, Hobbycraft Ribbon

A quiet afternoon today - Lewis is out playing with friends and I'm just about to have a go on Spirograph with Sam. We went to the Panto last night and had so much fun! Sadly it's the first Panto the boys have been to but definitely not the last!! I haven't seen them laugh so much in ages and come to think of it, don't think I have either!


Lisa H. said…
Happy New Year, Jo! love your card, what a great image, perfect for the occasion. TFS!
nessy said…
fab card jo!! ideal for new year!
hope your new year is full of laughs for you and the boys
new year hugs
vanessa xx
~Denise Lynn~ said…
Love your card Jo, such a cute image. Goregous papers and coloring too. Wishing you and the boys a very happy new year! Sounds like a great couple of days with them. Have a good weekend! :)
Donalda said…
This is just gorgeous dear and perfect to start the new year in with. Gorgeous coloring dear. And am so glad to hear you and the boys had so much fun. I know you sure deserved it dear.
Lauren said…
Jo - this is amazing!!! Happy New Year lady.
Jilli said…
Happy new year hun ... lets hope this year is better than the last one for you, you deserve it! Gorgeous card hun, love the stamp! Jillix
Melissa said…
Beautiful job Jo! I too love the look on the baby's funny!

Happy New Year!

Many Blessings,
Natalie said…
Happy New Year to you too Jo, great card. x
Ila said…
This card is Fabulous Jo!! I love the layout and your Wonderful coloring!!..I wish you and yours a Happy Healthy New Year!!...Hugs, Ila
Emily said…
Awesome card Jo! Love the layout and colors! Great image! Happy New Year!
Annie said…
Happy New Year Jo! love your card with the cute image and gorgeous papers! hugs, annie x
Marja Sch said…
Wow what a lovely card. Happy new Year. Hugs Marja
Alex said…
Happy New Year Jo!!! I adore your card, that image is fabulous!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex
Kari said…
Happy New Year!! Fantastic card!!
debby4000 said…
Gorgeous card to start the New Year, love the colours.
Happy New Year.
Jose said…
Gorgeous card Jo, love the colours you have used, and I see you are putting the sewing machine to good use.

Jose xx
Jackie said…
Happy New Year Jo, I hope this one is better than last!!
I used to love going to the panto with the kids when I worked at school :)
Great card.
Erin... said…
Happy new year Jo! love this card, beautiful blues and such a fun baby! I hope the laughter and good times continue for you and the boys throughout the new year. hugs, erin
cats whiskers said…
Hi Dear, what a fabulous New Years card this is, love the colours and your fabulous colourimg. I hope that 2009 is a time of new hope and new beginings for you dear and much happier than 2008.
Hugs Jacqui
Cindy said…
Hi Jo, and happy New Year!
I love everything about this card, the patterns and layout, beautiful image and the real stitching too. :) Fabulous!
Deb M. said…
Beautiful card!! Love it!!

Happy New Year...

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